The Eagle

The more you overcome, the more capable you are to set out upon ambitious journeys. The Eagle programme will help you prepare you not just for our mountain expeditions, but help you relish the challenges in the world beyond.

Overview

Those attending The Eagle programme are setting off upon journeys of their own, hungry for new horizons and an independence which will help shape them as young adults. Each week of our Summer School is designed to give them expert guidance, while encouraging them to wholeheartedly engage with exciting new experiences - whether that is physically on our mountain during challenging expeditions, or academically in the classroom.

The Eagle is aimed toward teenagers who are hungry to experience more challenging subject matter, to get to grips with ideas that go beyond the fundamental and really delve into fascinating opportunities for discovery. As such, we have developed a range of courses which reflect The Eagle students’ readiness for more complex ideas, featuring a structure that places emphasis upon both individual achievement and the development of greater teamwork skills. Each academic option is led by experienced teachers, who regularly audit their curriculum to ensure students receive the most effective and most relevant educational experience available.

"The Eagle" Course Offerings
Interactive English or French
Interactive English Course

At Aiglon, the primary language is English, and as a result students receive a high degree of exposure to the language during their day-to-day interactions. We know from decades of experience that combining recreational activities with interactive learning methods results in students receiving an effective and enjoyable linguistic education.

Our Interactive English course - available for students of beginner, intermediate, and advanced abilities - provides the opportunity to gain a greater practical and theoretical insight into this valuable language.

Through interactive games and collaborative classroom activities, students will develop their skills on the path to becoming confident and competent English language communicators. Our passionate educators have crafted a curriculum which embraces project-led methods for engaging students with the tools they need to take their language learning to the next level.


Interactive French Course

Our campus is housed in the Swiss Alpine environment, and as such the mother tongue of our host country is French. Our courses place great emphasis upon incorporating interactive approaches to learning a language, and students will discover opportunities to explore the surrounding regions, utilising the skills learnt with our passionate teachers.

As part of the Summer School activities schedule, we hold a French social evening, during which all students learning French come together for an additional opportunity to practice their improved skill set with fellow summer Aiglonians and Francophone staff. We fully embrace the concept that enjoyable educational exercises, supported by interactive activities and new experiences are an excellent method for students to absorb their new language.

Course Details
  • Single or multiple week curriculum options.
  • Courses are for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels
Leadership Challenge Course
Leadership Challenge Course

Aiglon has the perfect setting for a leadership course, using the school campus and the surrounding mountain environment. This course teaches the key elements of leadership, and includes some classroom theoretical learning which will then be taken and practiced outdoors.

The course has a varied structure with practical activities including camp craft and survival skills, body language and public speaking, team challenges, map reading and orienteering.

The Summer School overnight expedition is an excellent way for students to put into practice some of the skills they have learnt during the course.

Course Details
  • This course is recommended for students that have intermediate English and above.
  • Starting 03 July or 17 July, a 2 week course
Science & Engineering Explorer
Science and Engineering Explorer Course

STEM subjects offer some of the most fascinating and enriching opportunities. Our Science and Engineering explorer course is the perfect environment to encourage the natural curiosity of students who live for experimentation, students who take things apart to understand the inner workings, and students who are obsessed with discovering how the universe works!

Students create a course folder of activities which range from rocket building and robot programming to mountain science and botany. The course is hands-on and interactive - a great new extension to the Summer School.

Course Details
  • Recommended for students that have intermediate English and above.
  • 03 July, 17 July, 24 July, as a two week curriculum option
SAT Preparation
SAT Preparation Course

Eagle students are often conscious that those weeks spent exploring the Alpine environment at Aiglon is time they could be spending in valuable preparation of SAT or ACT exams. This can be a difficult and stressful time, and as a result we’ve created a special programme that combines the Summer School activities and expeditionary experience with one week fully dedicated to SAT and ACT prep (01-06 August). Students may also attend the Summer School for only this course.

We are fortunate to be able to offer this course, which is led by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic tutor, whose inspirational approach unlocks in students a deeper understanding of the subject matter. This is an ideal opportunity for students to level-up their potential SAT & ACT scores.

Please note that this course is intensive - SAT preparation sessions will run in the morning and evening. Students are able to join a Summer School afternoon activity during the week, or if they wish, attend a supervised SAT study session in the afternoon.

Course Details
  • One week curriculum option only. (Week 6, 01 - 06 August)
Sports Coaching
Golf, Tennis or Horse riding

At Aiglon, we are fortunate to spend each day surrounded by the incredible vistas provided by our Alpine environment. Switzerland continues to offer opportunities to be inspired, and avenues for exploration.

These new morning courses will focus on teaching students their chosen activity of tennis, golf or horse riding. In addition, during the course students will also explore the local community, play team sports and experience the varied mountain geography.

Course Details
  • 03 July, 17 July, 24 July, as a two week residential course option, or as a one week non-residential option.
  • Tennis, Horse riding and Golf all have an additional 500Chf fee.
  • The course runs for 5 morning sessions across a 2 week course, alongside other Summer School activities including the camping expedition, team sports, swimming and excursions to explore the local area.
  • The courses will run as group lessons.
Activities & Expeditions

Afternoons and evenings are dedicated to activities supported by Aiglon’s holistic framework, taking advantage of our awe-inspiring Alpine environment. The activities for the Eagle programme are tailored to enrich the 13 - 16 year old age group, giving them an exciting environment to engage with, as well as make a diverse range of new friends from attendees hailing from more than 30 countries. Each student on the Eagle programme takes part in an overnight hiking expedition to develop outdoor skills, and enjoy time in the mountains.

Students attending The Eagle are embarking upon important journeys of their own - this is a transitional time in their lives, and our programme will help to provide them with experiences that will empower them confront changes with a sense of confidence and a spirit of discovery.

"The Eagle" Dates & Fees

ONE WEEK PROGRAMME | CHF 3,800

  • Intensive SAT Preparation - 01 - 06 August 2021

TWO WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 6,400

  • 03 July - 16 July 2021
  • 17 July - 30 July 2021
  • 24 July - 06 August 2021

THREE WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 9,000

  • 03 July - 23 July 2021
  • 17 July - 06 August 2021

FOUR WEEK PROGRAMMES | CHF 11,600

  • 03 July - 30 July 2021

Non Residential Dates & Fees

1 WEEK PROGRAMME | CHF 1,500

2 WEEK PROGRAMME | CHF 3,000

It is possible to join us for multiple weeks, starting Sunday each week until Friday.

  • 04 July - 09 July 2021
  • 11 July - 16 July 2021
  • 18 July - 23 July 2021
  • 25 July - 30 July 2021
  • 01 August - 06 August 2021

Please note that non-residential fees do not include pocket money.

How Can We Help?

We are delighted that you are considering Aiglon College. We are always pleased to introduce prospective students and their families to life at the school, and we welcome all enquiries.

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+41 24 496 61 61

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+41 24 496 61 77
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Avenue Centrale 61
1885 Chesières

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Les Collonges 4
1885 Chesières

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